Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 5 - 6 p.m.
"Recognizing" the Black Family: Structural Racism's Obstacles to Kinship, Wealth and Prosperity
Part of the Examining Structural Racism segment of the UBalt Law in Focus Discussion Series
Imagine giving birth to a child whom you have no right to raise or care for. Imagine losing your family home because the laws and legal system did not permit you to protect your children's inheritance. Imagine the state taking your children away from you because you are struggling financially. The family law system supports structural racism. This panel will address the ways in which current family structures and wealth ownership result from legal pathways created for white people, and the resulting obstacles for Black people.
Panelists include UBalt Law Prof. Margaret Johnson, UBalt Law Prof. Sheldon Lyke, and Shanta Trivedi, former UBalt clinical teaching fellow in the Bronfein Family Law Clinic and now a clinical teaching fellow in the Domestic Violence Clinic at Georgetown Law Center. Our moderator is UBalt Law alumna Reba Letsa, J.D. '19, an associate with Baker Donelson.
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